Boston: Copeland and Day, 1895. Small octavo. Cream paper over boards, with stylized orchid device by F.C. Gordon stamped in black. San Francisco book label of 'Doxey Importer' in corner of rear pastedown. Faintest overall minor dust darkening, but a very near fine copy in cloth slipcase. Item #WRCLIT84766
First edition, ordinary issue. One of five hundred copies printed on paper, in addition to fifty copies on Japan paper. Crane's first trade publication, preceded by the self- published MAGGIE of 1893. This copy bears the tiny binder's stamp of the Boston firm Dudley & Hodge at the lower edge of the front pastedown. Kraus records their stamp appearing in the copies of Zola's JACQUES DAMOUR, published by Copeland and Day the same year, but not in this title. KRAUS 20. BAL 4070. WILLIAMS & STARRETT A2.